María José Luengo-Prado is a Senior Economist and policy advisor in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Her research interests include Macroeconomics (both theoretical and applied) and Public Economics. Her research to date has focused on understanding households' consumption and saving decisions under uncertainty and the effect of these decisions on the broader economy. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Economic Journal, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Quantitative Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Review of Economic Dynamics
Prior to joining the Boston Fed in 2014, she has been on the faculty at Northeastern University (associate professor with tenure) and Universidad Carlos III. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Boston Fed and at IMDEA Social Sciences Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University, an M. Sc. in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a Licenciatura in Economics from the University of Salamanca, Spain.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, 2015-
Senior Economist, 2014–2015
Visiting Scholar, 2013–2014
Visiting Scholar, New England Public Policy Center, 2008–2009
Northeastern University, Department of Economics
Associate Professor, 2008–2016
Assistant Professor, 2002–2008
IMDEA Social Sciences
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, 2010
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Assistant Professor, 2000–2002
Brown University, Department of Economics
Various research positions during graduate school, 1996–2000
Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 2000
M.Sc., Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 1996
Licenciatura, Economics, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), 1994
Associate Editor, Economics and Business Letters.
Referee: American Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Economica, International Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, Investigaciones Economicas, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics Dynamics, NSF, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economics of the Household, Revista de Economia Aplicada, Southern Economic Journal, Spanish Economic Review.
Scientific committee member for the Spanish Economic Association Conference, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Committee member for doctoral students at Northeastern University: Ceren Ertan (Placement: The Sage Colleges), Zhi Su (Placement: Capital University of Economics and Business) and Rand Ghayad (Placement: The Brattle Group).
External thesis committee member for Dmytro Hryshko (University of Houston, 2006), Enzo Cerletti (CEMFI, 2012), Wided Hmissi (University of Houston, 2012).